The most promising career game has become The Comeback.
Sure, given that we humans are a myopic bunch, we were always screwing up. That could have been a simple sin of omission. We held on to our $35,000 junior account executive job in Akron, Ohio and turned down a lateral in Manhattan. Wasn't worth the added cost of living of finding a room in the Bronx. For decades we kick ourselves.
However, comebacks have become greater in scope. The classic example is Bill Clinton, once ensarned in Monicagate, now head of the Clinton Global Initiative. It made news that he didn't attend the World Economic Forum in Davos. Incidentally, spouse Hillary also came back brilliantly from her failed presidential run.
In Providence, Rhode Island there is former mayor Buddy Cianci's return to prominence after his stay in prison. And in New York former police commissioner Berie Kerik is out of prison and already planting the seeds for a fresh career path as an advocate for prison reform. If Ponzi mastermind Bernie Madoff didn't know he's never getting out he would likely be putting the pieces today for a comeback.
You bet, America needs National Comeback Day. We screw ups can explain what happened, what we tried to get back in the game and what worked.
In 2003, I lost my business, nest egg and mind Download Geezerguts. Best thing that had ever happened for my career.
Contact your Senators and Representatives in "This Town" for establishing National Comeback Day. America needs to remind the long term unemployed there is hope, for everyone. Just look at how we thrived on adversity.